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I have unhooked the cord into my printer and reinstalled it and still my printer won't print.

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Try to reinstall the driver/software of the printer. If possible, please provide me the error message that you are getting on your computer. Try to install the printer with other computer as part of the test. Let us if you can print using other computer.

Please let me know the result of the test.

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  3. Go to Lexmark 2600 Series folder.
  4. Select Lexmark Solution Center.

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Hi. This error means "A carriage jam has occurred".

The steps to correct this problem are (from HP support):

Step one: Move the carriage

1.Lift the top cover of the product.
2.Turn the product off, and then turn it on.
3.Unplug the power cord from the back of the product when the grinding noise starts.
4.Move the carriage towards the middle of the product (this procedure may take a couple of tries to get the timing correct).

Step two: Remove the cartridges

1.Press down lightly on top of the cartridge latch.
2.Pull out the bottom of the latch to unhook it.
3.Slide the print cartridge out of the carriage.
4.Repeat the steps for the other cartridge.
5.Close the top cover.
6.Reconnect the power cord.

Step three: Reinstall the print cartridges

1.Open the printer cover.
2.Wait until the carriage moves to the right side of the printer and is idle and silent.
3.Press down lightly on top of the cartridge latch.
4.Pull out the bottom of the latch to unhook it.
5.Hold the print cartridge so that the copper strips are on the bottom and facing toward the printer, and then slide the print cartridge into the carriage.
* Install the tri-color print cartridge in the left side of the carriage.
* Install the black, photo print cartridge, or the gray photo print cartridge in the right side of the carriage.
NOTE: To easily identify the correct side of the carriage in which to install the print cartridge, match the symbol on the print cartridge label with the symbol above the carriage.

6.Push down on the print cartridge latch until it snaps closed.
7.Lower the cover of the product.

For other errors indicated by the lights flashing follow the link:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00575972&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=467980&lang=en

Hope it helps, if it helped you, please rate the answer. For further assistance please reply back.

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Clear Carrier JamThese are possible solutions. Try one or more of the following:
Remove any obstructions
  1. Raise the scanner unit.
  2. Remove any objects blocking the path of the print cartridge carrier.
  3. Make sure the cartridge carrier lids are closed.
    cartridge_carrier_lids_closed_2.jpg
  4. Close the scanner unit.
  5. Press button_select_0.jpg.
Remove print cartridges
  1. Make sure the printer is on.
  2. Raise the scanner unit.
  3. Remove both print cartridges.
  4. Make sure the cartridge carrier lids are closed.
  5. Close the scanner unit.
  6. Press button_power_0.jpg to turn the printer off.
  7. Disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet.
  8. Plug the power cord back into the wall outlet.
  9. Press button_power_0.jpg to turn the printer on.
  10. Reinstall the print cartridges. For more information, see Installing print cartridges
    cartridge_carrier_lids_closed_2.jpg
  11. Close the scanner unit.
  12. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet.
  13. Press button_power_0.jpg to turn the printer on.
  14. Reinstall the print cartridges. For more information, see Installing print cartridges.
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Zvonko jelusic from belgrade


The print carriage is stuck.

Solution

  1. Open the top access door on the printer.
  2. Remove the print cartridges.
  3. Close the print cartridge flaps after removing the print cartridges.
  4. Turn the printer off and then on again.
  5. Replace the print cartridges.
  6. Close the top access door.
If the resume light continues to blink after the print cartridges are released,

OR

the print carriage is stuck or makes a grinding noise, follow these steps.

Solution

  1. Lift the top cover to the printer.
  2. Turn the printer off and then on again.
  3. Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer when the grinding noise starts. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
  4. Move the print carriage towards the middle of the printer (this procedure may take a couple of tries to get the timing correct).
  5. Take out the print cartridges and close the top cover.
  6. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet. Plug the power cord into the back of the printer.
  7. Open the top cover, reinstall the print cartridges, and then close the top cover
Solution

  1. Open the top cover.
  2. Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. Wait a minute or so.
  3. Plug the power cord into the back of the printer. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet

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Did you mean just the cord was repaired or did you get a new pc??? Many times, once a computer is unhooked and transported to be repaired, sensitive settings and drivers can be upset by the move. Sounds bizarre but i know it happens because it even happens to me. The other thing is did anything get done to the internals of your pc, or the software changed. This is really important too. ie, did the repairer have to change any settings in the pc, in windows or any where. Please post exact changes if any. If no settings were touched and it was just the cord, i suggest completely uninstalling the printer from the pc. If you do not know how to do this, post back. Once all traces are removed, reinstall it. Make sure printer is completely uninstalled and new installation is smoothe and no hiccups. Now connect back up correctly and turn on. Your pc should recognise new hardware and configure it for you and away you go.

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